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I love making resources that take concepts from the curriculum, and express them in an abstract and engaging way. I have seen great improvements in the grades of the children in the classes as I teach as a result of this labour intensive (but ultimately rewarding) approach. My big passion is reading. Whether it is a comprehension activity or something with a maths or grammar focus; you can guarantee that reading skills to develop understanding will underpin it. Richard Reading for Success

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I love making resources that take concepts from the curriculum, and express them in an abstract and engaging way. I have seen great improvements in the grades of the children in the classes as I teach as a result of this labour intensive (but ultimately rewarding) approach. My big passion is reading. Whether it is a comprehension activity or something with a maths or grammar focus; you can guarantee that reading skills to develop understanding will underpin it. Richard Reading for Success
Guided Reading - World War One
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Guided Reading - World War One

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2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. This remarkable set of TEN guided reading activities uncovers the horror, humanity and humour of life in the Great War. Each activity focuses on a different part of the war, such as life in the trenches; the Christmas Truce and the assasination of Franz Ferdinand. Also, find out about the fascinating story of the British soldier who spared the life of a young Adolf Hitler. These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test children’s retrieval, inference and deduction skills. They will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading Comprehensions - Stories of Survival
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Reading Comprehensions - Stories of Survival

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Apollo 13 Plane crash in the Andes Mine rescue in Chile Castaway This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, tests children’s inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these remarkable stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading Comprehensions - Mysteries of the World
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Reading Comprehensions - Mysteries of the World

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BIGFOOT. LOCH NESS. LORD LUCAN. MARY CELESTE. ROSWELL. TURIN SHROUD. Does an ape-like biped roam the forests of North America? Is there a monster lurking in the depths of a Scottish lake? Is the face of Jesus miraculously printed in a piece of linen? Did Lord Lucan really kill the nanny? Do aliens exist? Where were the crew of the Mary Celeste? Answer these questions and more in this exciting Guided Reading resource looking at some of the greatest mysteries of the world. This collection of six guided reading activities, aimed at 10 and 11 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children try to solve these mysteries for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Guided Reading - Stories of Survival
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Guided Reading - Stories of Survival

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Apollo 13 Plane crash in the Andes Mine rescue in Chile Castaway This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, tests children’s inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these remarkable stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
World War One: SOLDIER'S STORIES - Reading comprehension package
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World War One: SOLDIER'S STORIES - Reading comprehension package

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Did you know that the first and last soldiers to be killed in World War One are buried just feet apart? Have you heard the story about the American Naval Officer who escaped from a Prisoner of War camp, swimming up the River Rhine to safety? How about the tale of the soldier who spared the life of a young Adolf Hitler? 2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War One. This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at 10 to 14 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills through some intriguing stories from the soldiers at war. It will also promote reflective and engaging classroom discussion as children discover more about this important chapter in the world’s history. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. The texts take the form of different written genres, such as diary extracts, letters, newspaper reports and information texts. CONTENTS A Tale of Two Soldiers: Private John Parr The story of the first soldier to be killed in World War One A Tale of Two Soldiers: Private George Ellison The story of the last Allied soldier to be killed in the war, just minutes before peace was declared. Read about the extraordinary link between Ellison and Private John Parr. Saving Corporal Adolf How one British soldier’s humanity spared the life of future dictator, Adolf Hitler. The Daily News Stories of courage and loyalty from the war, including Edouard Izac, the American naval officer who escaped from a prisoner of war camp to pass on vital intelligence to his commanders.
World War One Reading:  Armistice 2018. Comprehension Package.
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World War One Reading: Armistice 2018. Comprehension Package.

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2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War One. This collection of four reading comprehensions, aimed at 10-14 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills through a range of informative and enlightening texts. It will also promote reflective and engaging classroom discussion as children discover more about this important chapter in the world’s history. For this reason, it is ideal for research projects. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. ____________________________ CONTENTS The Soldier who helped to end the war: The heroic story of a British officer who went behind enemy lines to secure the masterplan for the fearsome Hindenburg defences – a mission that many believe helped to end the war more quickly. America declares war: How America moved from neutrality to war; and how their actions were crucial in securing an Allied victory. The Armistice: The world celebrates as the peace treaty is signed in a railway carriage – but the war rumbles on right until the bitter end. We Will Remember Them: A look at the Flanders Fields poem, followed by information about Remembrance and Veteran’s Day; and the significance of the poppy.
8x table activity sheet
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8x table activity sheet

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Here is a new product designed to help my students learn their 8x table in a variety of different ways. It uses mulitplication, division, number sentences, word problems and puzzles to help them master this skill. My students love the range of activities, and how it enables them to use higher order thinking skills to practice their multiplication. They have much greater confidence and fluency in their knowledge of the 8x table thanks to this activity. I am currently creating similar for other multiplication tables. Watch this space for more!
Guided Reading - WW2 - The Blitz
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Guided Reading - WW2 - The Blitz

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This guided reading activity is aimed at 10-13 year olds. It focuses on the London Blitz in World War Two. It is part of my 'Diaries of World War Two' resource which is available for £1 from TES. Questions and answers are provided. I hope you and the children you teach find it useful.
Guided Reading: WW1 The Christmas Truce
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Guided Reading: WW1 The Christmas Truce

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On the back of the hugely successful (and potentially controversial) Sainsbury's ad, here is a guided reading activity on the Christmas Truce with questions aimed at Year 6 readers preparing for SATS. It would be worth showing the film of the advert from YouTube and having a class debate about the arguments for and against this advert.
Guided Reading - World War Two Diaries
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Guided Reading - World War Two Diaries

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Explore World War Two through these fascinating fictional diaries of servicemen, nurses, civilians and Jews. The diaries focus on the Blitz, the Holocaust, D-Day, Pearl Harbour and Hiroshima Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading comprehensions: Text comparisons - CONTINENTS
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Reading comprehensions: Text comparisons - CONTINENTS

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This bundle of reading activities includes seven pairs of texts with four sheets of questions for each pair. The pairs of texts focus on the seven continents of the world, and each continent will take a week to work through. This provides you with challenging reading material for a full half term. The questions are grouped into literal, inference, meaning and summary, with a different skill tackled each day of the week. Differentiation is included through the text, so all children access the same questions.
Maths Mastery Multiplication Tables: A range of exciting activities on 3x, 4x and 8x tables.
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Maths Mastery Multiplication Tables: A range of exciting activities on 3x, 4x and 8x tables.

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This set of multiplication tables activities is designed to help your students learn their tables in a variety of ways. It explores other mathematical concepts such as greater than and less than; inverse operations; word problems and number sequences. There are also puzzles such as word searches and calculation crosswords. The activities not only test a child’s math skills, they also encourage them to use logic, reasoning and comprehension skills. There are ten individual activities for each times table - so thirty in total for this pack. Your children will certainly enjoy this different approach to learning their times tables! CONTENTS 3x table activity worksheet 3x table answers 4x table activity worksheet 4x table answers 8x table activity worksheet 8x table answers I specialise in maths and reading resources. You can check out other items in my store, which include activity packs for other times tables. There is also a bumper pack which includes all of the times tables.
Reading comprehension - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws and James Bond!
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Reading comprehension - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws and James Bond!

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In December 2015, Star Wars - The Force Awakens was released and became the highest grossing movie at the box office in history. Star Wars is just one of several series of movie blockbusters - and the children in your class can find out all about them in this guided reading compilation! JAWS....STAR WARS....JAMES BOND....HARRY POTTER These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test childrens' retrieval, inference and deduction skills. Questions and answers are provided, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. Your children will love finding out about the stories behind some of the world's movie blockbusters!
Maths Mastery Times Tables Activities.
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Maths Mastery Times Tables Activities.

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Engaging activities for multiplication facts. These multiplication fact sheets have been a great hit with my students, and I’m sure they will be with yours too. They will help students understand the concept of multiplication, as well as memorize their multiplication facts. They can be used as morning work, bell work, extra activities for early finishers, or even homework. Every page is aligned to the Common Core Standards. Students will learn to: - identify numbers in times tables - work out spellings of numbers in cryptic puzzles. - sequence numbers forwards and backwards - explore the relationship between multiplication and division - compare calculations - process information in word problems The activities not only test a child’s math skills, they also encourage them to use logic, reasoning and comprehension skills. Each worksheet is double sided and space is maximised to challenge your children with TEN different times table related activities linked to the table you are studying. Answers are provided. Your children will become familiar with the format as they work their way through the exercises table by table. Your children will certainly enjoy this different approach to learning their times tables! CONTENTS 3x table activity sheet 3x table answers 4x table activity sheet 4x table answers 5x table activity sheet 5x table answers 6x table activity sheet 6x table answers 7x table activity sheet 7x table answers 8x table activity sheet 8x table answers 9x table activity sheet 9x table answers 11x table activity sheet 11x table answers 12x table activity sheet 12x table answers
Reading comprehensions Collection
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Reading comprehensions Collection

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This is a collection of some of my favourite reading comprehension activities, available as a bundle at a heavily discounted price. This will provide enough comprehensions and activities to last for a whole year of guided reading activities, ideally for children in Years 5 and 6.
Reading comprehensions - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars,Jaws, Harry Potter, James Bond
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Reading comprehensions - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars,Jaws, Harry Potter, James Bond

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In December 2015, Star Wars - The Force Awakens was released and became the highest grossing movie at the box office in history. Star Wars is just one of several series of movie blockbusters - and the children in your class can find out all about them in this guided reading compilation! JAWS…STAR WARS…JAMES BOND…HARRY POTTER These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test childrens’ retrieval, inference and deduction skills. Questions and answers are provided, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. Your children will love finding out about the stories behind some of the world’s movie blockbusters!
Reading Comprehensions - World War One
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Reading Comprehensions - World War One

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It is over 100 years since World War One. This remarkable set of TEN guided reading activities uncovers the horror, humanity and humour of life in the Great War. Each activity focuses on a different part of the war, such as life in the trenches; the Christmas Truce and the assasination of Franz Ferdinand. Also, find out about the fascinating story of the British soldier who spared the life of a young Adolf Hitler. These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test children’s retrieval, inference and deduction skills. They will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading Comprehensions: Text comparisons - EUROPE
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Reading Comprehensions: Text comparisons - EUROPE

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This guided reading resource includes a pair of texts about Europe with four comprehension skills sheets to complete, providing reading passages and questions that are challenging and engaging. Using the ‘LIMS’ approach, students work through Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions to ensure that in the course of a week, they have practised skills in reading right across the Curriculum. Text is differentiated and an answer scheme is provided. Suggested itinerary: Day 1 (30 mins) – Read both texts as a class. Highlight key parts. Discuss together. What have we learned? What do we want know more about? It is worth asking the students to write down any questions they have about the texts and putting them on display. Day 2 (30 mins) – Literal sheet Day 3 (30 mins) – Inference sheet (or meaning sheet if you prefer) Day 4 (30 mins) – Meaning sheet (or inference sheet if you prefer) Day 5 (45 mins) – Summary sheet and looking back at questions from the start of the week. This is the first in a series of Paired text resources looking at the seven continents of the world. Keep an eye on my store. Differentiation: All questions are the same, which should make marking easier! However, the texts differ, with asterisks in the bottom right corner indicating the reading level.
2018 World Cup - FIVE Reading activities
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2018 World Cup - FIVE Reading activities

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This collection of FIVE guided reading activities, aimed at 9 and 13 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children decide for themselves who will win the World Cup 2018! Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. Here are details of each comprehension: RUSSIA An introduction to the hosts of the 2018 World Cup THE WORLD CUP IN 2018 General information about the Russian World Cup and the history of the tournament. HEROES AND VILLAINS I’ve chosen six players from previous tournaments, but who are the heroes and villains, and why? WHAT ARE THEIR CHANCES? A look at the prospects of Brazil, Argentina, Germany and England in the World Cup. DO YOU KNOW? From an oracle octopus to a dog that found the world cup, here are a few quirky stories from World Cup history!
Reading comprehension package - The Queen and the Royal Family
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Reading comprehension package - The Queen and the Royal Family

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In 2016, Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. This collection of three reading comprehensions celebrates this occasion, providing biographical information about The Queen and her family. Your children will find out about: A day in the life of The Queen The Queen's two birthdays The Royal Family Tree The wedding of Prince William and Kate Each comprehension task come complete with answers and suggests how many marks are available for each question - perfect preparation for reading assessments.